Gartner Symposium was last week, and as they do each year at the event, the company has identified a top ten strategic technology trends for the year ahead. Gartner defines “strategic” as those technologies that will have significant disruptive potential over the next five years.” Here is a summary of the trends:

Autonomous Things

While artificial intelligence has been a consistent trend for several years now, as the technology advances, Gartner foresees a shift from stand-along intelligent things to a collaborative swarm network of intelligent things. Artificial intelligence is increasingly providing the brains for autonomous things such as robots, drones, and autonomous vehicles, empowering them to more naturally interact with both their surroundings and with people.

Augmented Analytics

Artificial intelligence can be used to augment human capabilities or automate them. Within the realm of augmented intelligence, Gartner sees augmented analytics, which it defines as the use of machine learning to transform how analytics content is developed, consumed, and shared, rapidly advancing through mainstream adoption. This will enable organizations to optimize decisions and actions of all employees, and not just those of analysts and data scientists.

Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019 Credit: PH

AI-Driven Development

As organizations increasingly leverage AI-enhanced tools and technologies during development, there is a growing need for easy-to-use tools that can be leveraged by application developers rather than data scientists. Indeed by 2022, Gartner predicts that 40 percent of new app development projects will include AI co-developers within their teams.

Digital Twins

Digital twins, or digital representations of real-world entities or systems, has been a growing trend as the Internet of Things has exploded. One of the most interesting aspects will be the implementation of digital twins of the organization (DTOs). DTOs are dynamic software model that relies on operational or other data to understand how an organization operationalizes its business model, connects with its current state, deploys resources and responds to changes to deliver expected customer value.


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